Arrest made in deadly New Year’s Day shooting

The victim was found dead inside the home.
The victim was found dead inside the home.(WAFB)
Updated: May. 28, 2020 at 1:51 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Police have made an arrest in a deadly shooting that happened on New Year’s Day.

The Baton Rouge Police Department announced Thursday, May 28 the arrest of Bryan Keith Price, 28. Police say they believe he’s connect to the Jan. 1 shooting death of Joah Ross, 26.

Bryan Keith Price
Bryan Keith Price(EBRSO)

BRPD officials say they were able to make an arrest thanks to an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip. Price is charged with second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.

According to BRPD, Ross was found dead inside his home on Jackson Avenue around 5:10 p.m. on Jan. 1 with a gunshot wound to the torso area.

Ross was dead when police arrived on scene.

In a bizarre twist, Ross’ body had to be returned to the coroner’s office after it was already released to the funeral home because a bullet wound was overlooked during the autopsy, leading the coroner’s office to believe no foul play was suspected in Ross’ death. The investigator who missed the bullet wound was disciplined.

Read more about it here.

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